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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 20, 2010 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: apple ipod question

how the hell do i get files on this damn thing? i have plugged it into my computer and have sent files to ipod and the damn thing then says it synchronizing and nothing is on it.....what am i doing wrong????????????? thx....

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Nov 20, 2010 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: apple ipod question

Ditch iTunes altogether. Get SharePod (it's free, http://www.getsharepod.com/) and use that to manage all your music on your iPod. It's very intuitive and easy to use. You can copy music to-from your iPod, computer. If somebody else has SharePod on their iPod, you can even copy music to-from their iPod through the computer. iTunes sucks and can do things to your music that you have no control over. If you just started using an iPod (as it sounds like you have), get out of iTunes while it's still early and don't be a slave to it.

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Poster: face of space Date: Nov 21, 2010 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: apple ipod question

I use iTunes just turn all auto stuff off. It's great for organizing and conversions, but confusing for syncing. I've wiped out my iPod a few times at inopportune moments. Now I have my own playlist way that works fine for refreshing my small 4GB, but it may not be good for large collections.

I also use Sharepod, but be careful that both your playlist and music listing have the same count. If not just select all in the bigger list and drag it into the smaller one. If the playlist doesn't have the same count, your iPod UI won't show some songs even though they're there.

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Poster: utopian Date: Nov 20, 2010 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: apple ipod question

iTunes

Add folders to the library
Then sync


Peace

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 20, 2010 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: apple ipod question

Yes, add music to the library first (not the iPod).

Personally I hate the sync feature, I don't use it for reg. music. We have three users, so i don't want to sync their music. If you decide to use iTunes (see jackstraw below, haven't tried his solution) you can build Playlists, organize shows etc... then dock your iPod and drag and drop.

Podcasts - you will have to use the sync feature.

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